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||The voices of Ray
Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black
20th Century Fox
animal fighting, but they'll get through it.
||Bring her along.
She'll cry too.
||Quite a few.
||No one scene comes
||No one quote comes
I almost started to not like "Ice Age" because at the
beginning as it was starting to just go in a
"Shrek" direction, but by
the final scene with Scrat, the squirrel/rat ending up with his acorn
in a tropical local, I came away really enjoying the movie.
A Movie Review
Age" we get a story revolving around Manfred the Wooly Mammoth (voiced
by Ray Romano), Sid the Sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo), and Diego
the Tiger (voiced by Denis Leary), all the while having Scrat show up
and different times still trying to bury his acorn. As the story goes,
Sid is left behind in the migration of the animals. Heís running from
a couple of rhinos and gets saved by Manfred. So, like "Shrek," we get
the bouncing, full of energy Sid trying to force himself into the life
of Manfred, ala, Donkey intruding into the life of Shrek. I was
beginning to get disappointed. But then they tossed in the reason for
the story: Manfred and Sid come across a little baby whom the head
saber-tooth tiger, Soto (voiced by Goran Visnjic) is trying to steal.
Along comes Diego to get the baby saying he will take it back to the
humans, but Manfred and Sid know itís curtains for the baby if they
leave her with Diego. They tell Diego to lead them to the humans, but
little do Sid and Manfred know that Diego is leading them into a trap.
So now our trio embarks on a quest across the frozen tundra to find
the humans (or so Manfred and Sid think), where perils and bonding
experiences abound. Do Manfred and Sid become tiger food? Does Soto
get the baby? Can Scrat ever get his acorn buried? Other than the last
question, itís pretty predictable as to what happens with our trio,
but Iím not going to ruin Scratís story, itís cute.
Simple, bright, and enjoyable characters keep "Ice Age" from just
becoming a throw-away animated movie. There is a little sadness, so be
prepared for the tears from kids, or yourself for that matter, but all
in all "Ice Age" is a great movie for the family. Itís 4 Ĺ stars out
of 5. Bring the family, buy lots of popcorn and soda, and enjoy a fun
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!